Category:Honeysuckle Bower by Peter Paul Rubens

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Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) Link back to Creator infobox template wikidata:Q5599
Peter Paul Rubens
Alternative names Rubens, Pierre Paul Rubens, Pieter Paul Rubens, Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Flemish painter, sculptor, draughtsman and printmaker

Date of birth/death 30 May 1640
Location of birth/death Siegen Antwerp
Work location Antwerp (1589-1600), Mantua (-1608), Spain (1603), Antwerp (1608-1640), Netherlands (1612), Paris (-, -), Calais (), Paris (), Brussels (1627), Netherlands (-), Spain (-), London (-), Brussels (1631), Netherlands (), Affligem ()
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Title Self portrait with Isabella Brandt, his first wife, in the honeysuckle bower wikidata:Q571416
Directly after his return from Italy, the 32 year old Rubens married the 18 year old Isabella Brant. This double portrait, which broke new ground in portrait painting, was purportedly done shortly thereafter. Rubens did not however give up using traditional symbolism: Honeysuckle was a well known symbol for faithfulness and hands laid over one another ("dextrarum iunctio") have symbolized matrimony since ancient times. However these references are integrated into this snapshot-like scene in which middle-class contentedness, substantial affluence and strong affection are expressed.
Date circa 1609/1610
Medium oil on canvas mounted on panel
Dimensions 178 × 136.5 cm (70.1 × 53.7 in)
Alte Pinakothek Link back to Institution infobox template wikidata:Q154568
Alte Pinakothek.JPG
Native name Alte Pinakothek
Location Munich
Coordinates 48° 08′ 54″ N, 11° 34′ 12″ E Link to OpenStreetMap  Link to Google Maps
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room VII
Accession number 334
Object history Aus der Düsseldorfer Galerie
References Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek
Web Gallery of Art
Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur, object 00060207.
Peter Paul Rubens - Rubens en Isabella Brant in de Kamperfoelie Bower.jpg